For Practitioners

GIRFEC Aberdeen Operational Guidance 2016

The Integrated Children’s Services Board promotes the use of the GIRFEC approach to enable us to collectively achieve our vision for children and young people across Aberdeen city. All agencies have agreed to follow the GIRFEC Aberdeen Operational Guidance 2016 to ensure that we Get it Right For Every Child in Aberdeen and have aligned their processes and procedures to support closer partnership working.

This guidance is subject to regular review and we welcome your feedback to ensure that it continues to support effective working practices. 

Please e-mail any comments or suggestions to namedperson@aberdeencity.gov.uk and your feedback will inform subsequent reviews.

The Child’s Plan

The Child's Plan is part of the GIRFEC approach to promote, support and safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. More information  is available in the Child's Plan Guidance and Effective Child's Plan Meetings - Developing a Child's Plan.

The Aberdeen Practice Model

The Aberdeen Practice Model – DRAFT provides information on service delivery in Aberdeen.

The Integrated Children’s Service’s Board promote the use of the GIRFEC approach to enable us to collectively achieve our vision for children and young people across Aberdeen city. All agencies have agreed to follow this Guidance to ensure that we Get it Right For Every Child in Aberdeen and have aligned their processes and procedures to support closer partnership working.

This Guidance, regardless of your role, will guide your work with children and young people, parents, carers and colleagues. Our GIRFEC approach builds on the good practice that we already deliver – where we work together irrespective of our job titles to ensure that we support children and young people to achieve the best possible outcomes.

This Guidance is subject to regular review and we welcome your feedback to ensure that it continues to support effective working practices. Please e-mail any comments or suggestions to namedperson@aberdeencity.gov.uk and your feedback will inform subsequent reviews.

A PRACTITIONER'S GUIDE TO INFORMATION SHARING, CONFIDENTIALITY AND CONSENT TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S WELLBEING

New information sharing guidance is available for all practitioners and managers working with children, young people and their families within the public, private and third sectors.

This guidance has been produced by partner agencies across Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Moray Council, Police Scotland and NHS Grampian to ensure consistent practice.

The guidance is fully aligned with current information sharing legislation and will empower practitioners to share information confidently to support, protect and promote the wellbeing of children and young people. It is being issued as interim guidance and will be updated to reflect the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and any requirements from the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill in due course.

GIRFEC Multi-Disciplinary Training Programme: April - June 2018

The Getting it Right for Every Child Multi-Disciplinary Training Programme for April - June 2018 is now available.

Please click here for more information and a booking form. 

The programme comprises 8 courses covering different aspects of GIRFEC practice. Participants may attend one course or multiple sessions. Training is for individuals who work within Aberdeen City Children’s Services only, whether private, public or third sector.  There is NO COST to attend.

These courses are suitable for trainee or qualified staff in Early Learning & Childcare, including practitioners, lead practitioners, managers, Out of School Care workers, Social Workers in training, newly qualified Social Workers, qualified Social Workers, trainee Health Visitor, Health Visitor, School Nurses, or other health professionals who work directly with children, Guidance Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers, Head Teachers, Police (both operational officers and specialist resources). 

 

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